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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Filed under: environment

An Affordable Education for You

It's a fact: An education costs a lot more than it used to. At many colleges and universities, tuition rates keep rising as much as five percent a year or more.

Art exhibit focuses on reclaimed wood

WCC’s GalleryOne and the Urbanwood Project of Ann Arbor are collaborating on an art exhibition to showcase the beauty and utilitarian quality of recycled wood. The exhibition, “Built, Carved, Turned: Ten Approaches to Urbanwood,” features the work of 10 local artists and artisans. It will be on display in GalleryOne, which is on the first floor of the Student Center building, from Aug. 28 to Oct. 18.

WCC students bridge community needs with classroom skills

Once again, students in the WCC construction technology program are putting the skills they learn in class to work in the community.

Raptor returns for WCC Earth Day April 11

One of the many popular exhibits at the WCC Earth Day celebration each year is the live presentation by the Leslie Science Center. At this year’s event on Thursday, April 11, guests will learn more about birds of prey up close and personal.

Fracking Among Topics of Talk at WCC March 14

Michigan’s waterways are challenged by climate change, invasive species, trans-basin diversions, and pollution—all of which are man-made problems. One Michigander seeking justice for the Great Lakes and the communities that rely on them is attorney Nick Schroeck.

Huron River Watershed Discussed at WCC Nov. 29

The health of the Huron River watershed, which is a critical source of water for the region, will be the topic of a talk at WCC on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Events to Highlight the “Year of Water”

WCC faculty members are creating a greater understanding of environmental issues with a yearlong series of awareness events and activities focusing on Michigan’s waterways.

WCC Welcomes Environmental Writer Jerry Dennis Oct. 24

Noted nature author Jerry Dennis is the keynote speaker for WCC’s “Year of Water” awareness program on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Towsley Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

WCC Puts the Sun to Work

In a continuing effort to increase recycling efforts and reduce waste, WCC is piloting the use of solar trash compactors on campus.

WCC Student Filmmakers Win Emmys

Jeremy Liesen’s category was one of the last as the 34th Michigan Emmy Award ceremony drew to a close June 16. Suddenly his name was announced. The next thing he heard was his mother shouting, “Jeremy you won, you won!”

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Today’s Events

  1. All day The Clay Gallery: Expanding Edges
  2. 10:00am–1:30pm Spring Arbor University Visit
  3. 10:00am–1:00pm University of Michigan-Dearborn Visit
  4. noon–1:30pm Interview Skills Workshop
  5. noon–4:00pm Eastern Michigan University Visit
  6. 2:00pm–4:00pm Madonna University Visit
  7. 3:00pm–6:00pm Entrepreneurship Center Open House
  8. 4:00pm–5:00pm Book Club - Eat, Drink, Vote: an Illustrated Guide to Food Politics

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